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Moont Rainier
Moont Rainier as viewed frae the northeast.
Heichest pynt
Elevation14,411 ft (4,392 m)  NGVD 29[1][2]
Prominence13,211 ft (4,027 m) [3]
Ranked 21st[4]
Isolation1,177 kilometre (731 mi)
LeetinU.S. state heich pynt
Ultra Decade Volcano
Coordinates46°51′10″N 121°45′37″W / 46.8528857°N 121.7603744°W / 46.8528857; -121.7603744Coordinates: 46°51′10″N 121°45′37″W / 46.8528857°N 121.7603744°W / 46.8528857; -121.7603744[5]
Parent rangeCascade Range
Topo mapUSGS Moont Rainier Wast
Age o rock500,000 years
Muntain teepStratovolcano
Volcanic arcCascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruptionNovember tae December 1894[6]
First ascent1870 bi Hazard Stevens an P. B. Van Trump
Easiest routerock/ice climb via Disappointment Cleaver

Moont Rainier (pronoonced: /rˈnɪər/) is the heicchest mountain o the Cascade Range o the Paceefic Northwast, an the heichest moontain in the state o Washington.


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  3. "World Top 50 by Prominence". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  4. "Mount Rainier". Peakbagger.com.
  5. "Mount Rainier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  6. "Rainier". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 27 August 2008.